UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Taster Lecture - Integrated decision making for digitalising energy & manufacturing

01 June 2020, 10:00 am–11:00 am

Integrated decision making for digitalising energy & manufacturing

This event is free.

Event Information

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Mark Bernardes – UCL Chemical Engineering


Digitalisation of process manufacturing and the energy sector is one of the key challenges to secure sustainable, cost-effective and resilient future. Chemical Engineering principles and concepts are ubiquitous in this topic and the development of systematic and integrated decision making frameworks is on the forefront of this grand challenge. In this lecture, we will touch upon how computational Chemical Engineering approaches can be deployed to facilitate problem solving in the areas of decarbonising the energy sector as well as improving operation of chemical industries.

Presented by:

Dr Vassilis Charitopoulos, Lecturer in Product & Process Systems Engineering.

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About the Speaker

Dr Vassilis Charitopoulos

Lecturer in Product & Process Systems Engineering at UCL Chemical Engineering

Dr Vassilis Charitopoulos,
Dr. Vassilis Charitopoulos is a Lecturer (Assist. Professor) in the Department of Chemical Engineering, CPSE at UCL. He specialises in developing mathematical programming models and methods to incorporate uncertainty considerations for chemical process and energy systems engineering problems. He holds a Diploma (MSc equivalent) in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL. Before joining UCL, he was a Research Associate at the Energy Policy Research Group at Cambridge Judge Business School where he worked on optimisation of heat decarbonisation pathways. Dr. Charitopoulos has received global recognition for his excellent research activity including: IChemE Best Young Researcher finalist (2018; 2019), Springer Thesis Award (2019), UCL David Newton Prize (2019). He was the recipient of an Early Career Fellowship (2019) from the Isaac Newton Trust, University of Cambridge. More about Dr Vassilis Charitopoulos